Urban Meyer clarifies comment on calling Trevor Lawrence 'best QB ever'
Former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer had some major praise for Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence on an FS1 college football show on Saturday. Now, it appears he is walking it back a bit.
After initially making waves for seemingly calling the sophomore Cartersville, Georgia product the “best quarterback ever,” Meyer took to Twitter to clarify what he said.
“Trevor Lawrence is an excellent QB. For clarity, this is what I said: ‘The QB at Clemson is the best QB in college football. However, what about the rest of the team?'”
This sounds like a simple misunderstanding and Meyer’s comments raise some valid points. Along with Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Georgia’s Jake Fromm and Oregon’s Justin Herbert, there are some very good returning quarterbacks across college football, but Lawrence stands out from the pack.
Thanks to their prowess on the recruiting trail, Clemson is stocked at nearly every position. However, they are replacing two starters on the offensive line and all four starters on the defensive line. Three true freshmen are listed on the Tigers’ depth chart, so the team is counting on some young players contributing immediately.
Announcing his retirement as Ohio State’s head coach after the 2018 season, Meyer is set to be part of FOX’s pre-game show, Big Noon Kickoff, with Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn and Rob Stone.
Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers will begin their defense of last year’s national championship when they host Georgia Tech at 8:00PM ET on Thursday.